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Winter Maintenance Products May 23, 2017
The new Storm Seeker halogen headlamps from SnowEx offer significant durability and illumination improvements for users of SnowEx truck plows. The Storm Seeker headlamps are uniquely designed to reliably deter water ingression. The reflector-to-housing seal features a built-in vent that allows...
Safety News May 23, 2017
Today, 3M and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced they are partnering to utilize connected-vehicle technologies along more than three miles of I-75. Using roadway solutions from 3M, the current I-75 work zone in Oakland County will be transformed over the course of four...
Safety Products May 17, 2017
The T-Tab from TrafCo is a temporary flexible traffic marker with a roof-like feature that eliminates the need for the clear plastic cover that typically protects the reflective sheeting from oil and rock used during the seal coat process. With no clear cover to remove, the T-Tab reduces walking...

Image: Idaho Transportation Department

Safety News May 05, 2017
According to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), though crews are working to remove around 25 derailed rail cars from U.S. 95 about 10 miles north of Athol, both southbound lanes will remain closed for approximately two weeks.   Two-way traffic has been moved to the northbound lanes. ITD...

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Safety News April 28, 2017
New data from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) shows traffic fatalities and serious injuries are declining on Montana roads. So far this year, there have been 36 traffic-related deaths compared to 52 at the same time last year.   In 2014, MDT launched Vision Zero, its mission to bring...
Safety News April 21, 2017
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has started another round of safety improvements on Rte. 130, the road dubbed the state’s most dangerous.   Rte. 130 has been repeatedly singled out by pedestrian-safety groups because of a high number of fatalities over the last few years.  ...

Image source: West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minn.)

Winter Maintenance News April 21, 2017
Two local landowners have teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) in District 8 to improve safety on the notorious stretch of Highway 67 west of Granite Falls by building a permanent snow fence.   The landowners and MnDOT have installed a 1,500-ft fence, or approximately ¼...

Image source: U.S. Department of Transportation

Road Construction News April 14, 2017
Seventy-four tribes across the U.S. were part of a $9 million award this week that will support 77 road-safety projects in 22 states.   The funds, which come from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF) are dedicated to improving transportation...
Safety News April 07, 2017
The state of Tennessee has begun preparations to remove and replace the majority of the 1,700 Lindsay X-LITE guardrails on its roads system due to their alleged defectiveness. This decision has spurred further reports of traffic collision deaths caused by the guardrail in other states.   At least...

The I-55 Stevenson Expressway linking Lake Shore Drive in Chicago is one major project continuing for IDOT in 2017

Highway Construction Article April 03, 2017
Back in August 2016, the editorial staff of Roads & Bridges covered the progress of Chicago’s Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project. One of the signature accomplishments over the last year for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) was the completion of the westbound flyover...

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Bridges News March 31, 2017
Gov. Nathan Deal (R) has declared a state of emergency for Fulton County, Ga., after a huge fire caused a bridge on I-85 to collapse in Atlanta on Thursday night.   With the heavily used road closed in both directions, Georgia transportation officials are telling drivers to find other options—from...
Safety News March 29, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration, the state of Georgia, local government organizations and employers are partnering with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to sponsor one-hour events to train road workers on the dangers of distracted drivers,...
Safety Products March 28, 2017
Ergodyne introduced five more innovative tool lanyards to their Squids Tool Tethering Line that absorb up to five times as much shock as competitors.
Safety Products March 28, 2017
Diamond Grade flexible roll-up sheeting Series RS60/64I combines the quality and reflectivity of permanent signs with the convenience, portability and lasting flexibility needed for temporary traffic control. It helps alert motorists with highly conspicuous fluorescent colors and is optimized for...

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Bridges News March 27, 2017
A team of research technicians from the Bowen Laboratory at Purdue University’s Lyles College of Civil Engineering recently employed a sensor system developed by the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University on the CR 250 E bridge in Lebanon, Ind., for a load bearing test that could...
Road Construction News March 23, 2017
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled new legislation Wednesday that would raise the gas tax by approximately 1 cent per year, to generate about $500 billion for revitalizing U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems over the...
Road Construction News March 22, 2017
Poor roads and bridges are costing South Carolinians $5.4 billion a year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group.   TRIP states nearly two-thirds of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor...
Safety Products March 20, 2017
Reduce the cost of training by choosing a prepaid per-person or bulk-hour TC3 training subscription.   Unlimited, annual per-person price: Unlimited courses for 5 users, $600 per user = $3,000 Unlimited courses for 10 users, $550 per user = $5,500 Unlimited courses for 20 users, $500 per user = $10...
Safety News March 20, 2017
For more than eight years, TC3 has trained frontline technical transportation workers who specialize in the areas of construction, maintenance and materials. Over 90% of its more than 120 courses are recommended for professional development hours. To date, more than 125,000 trainings have been...
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